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tonight. >>> now we head to washington where today president obama drew attention to those across-the-board budget cuts with a personal action. those budget cuts, known as the sequester. the president said he will return 5% of his annual salary. that's $20,000, to show solidarity with government employees who will be furlough. the white house says obama will personally write a check to the treasury. >>> and also tonight, washington watchdog is back, watching out for the ways government squanders taxpayer dollars. after katrina, nearly a billion dollars was handed out for the rebuilding of homes. but tonight, the rebuilding, the money, is missing. abc's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny. >> reporter: felicia higgins lost everything in katrina seven years ago. but, she built her home using federal money from the road home program. she still starts every day looking out at this. >> it hits you in the face every time you walk out the front door. >> reporter: abc news has learned that hundreds of millions from that program is missing. and was never used to restore her neighbo
to subprime mortgage crisis, the washington post reports that obama administration pushing banks to give out more home loans to people with weaker credit. did not one of them pay attention to what happened? do they not study history? doe they not understand anything? the reasoning? the housing rebound has left too many people behind. this sounds a little bit, just a little bit like well president clinton. like president bush. gosh, i want inch to have money to buy a housebut they don't. it's hard to disagree with the sentiment. but we've seen what happens when people think in terms of sentiment rather than solution. the market is improves. but here is another view on houses right now. 28% of all homeowners, in this country are still owing more than their homes are worth. the mortgage delinquency rate, on all loans is 7.4%. that is better than what it had been over 10%. just two years ago. but it is still not good. and more than 1.8 million properties in this country received foreclosure filings last year, 1.48 million remain in some stage of foreclosure. and president obama, folks -- i don'
region. u.s. president barack obama met with the singapore prime minister in washington on tuesday. singapore has agreed to a u.s. plan to deploy cutting edge combat ships to the country on a rotational basis beginning as early as this month. obama expressed his appreciation to the country for allowing the u.s. to use military related facilities. >> i'm very thankful for singapore and its partnership. i'm thankful for the prime minister for his outstanding work. >> singapore is very happy that the u.s. and the obama administration has been putting greater emphasis on its relations with asia. >> reporter: thailand and the philippines are asean members and old u.s. allies. by enhancing ties with singapore in addition to these nations, the u.s. government is demonstrating the new defense strategy, rebalancing to asia. nhk world, singapore. >>> health authorities in china have found two more indications bringing the number of infections to nine. the number of patients may grow. a third man has died from h7n9. strain of flu not detected in people. they warn the number of people infected
's get to the news live at 5:po a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> president obama is looking for support outside of washington, d.c. yesterday, at a police academy, not far from the sight of last summer's shooting in colorado, the president focused on background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed or nothing to do with the facts but feeds into a suspicion about government. if there are folks out there right now who are gun owners hearing somebody is taking away your guns, get the facts. we are not proposing a gun registration system. we are proposing background checks for criminals. >> president obama used a similar argument in a plea to gun shop owners. >> if you are selling a gun, wouldn't you want to know who you are selling it to? wouldn't you want to know? wouldn't you want, in your conscience to know the person you are selling to isn't going to commit a crime? >> despite the president's push,
, pero todavÍa no existe ningÚn tipo de acuerdo. desde washington, fernando pizarro, univisiÓn. >>> por cierto, obama anunciÓ hoy que devolverÁ un 5 por ciento de su salario al tesoro nacional. >>> (hablan en inglÉs). >>> su visita no pasÓ desapercibida, y bueno pero hubo tambiÉn protestas. >>> decenas de personas se congresaron en el distrito de la misiÓn en san francisco para recordar un joven baleado y muerto por un presunto pandillero. >>> vamos desde el lugar con nuestro compaÑero. >>> que tal compaÑeros, en estos momentos se lleva a cabo un a vigilia donde personas piden que cese la violencia callejera, y es que hoy se cumplen 4 dÍas de la muerte de este joven, algunos dicen que cada dÍa la seguridad es mÁs fragil en el vecindario. >>> varios residentes del distrito de la misiÓn no dejan de pasar por el lugar donde muriÓ el joven. en cuanto a dar con el responsable del hecho, la policÍa de san francisco continÚa haciendo averiguaciones y revisando videos que podrÍan arrojar pistas. >>> estamos trabajando con la unidado antipandillas, estamos identificando posibles
." the study of body language strategies. i'll be doing this. [ laughter ] meanwhile great news from washington. congress recently passed and president obama signed a continuing resolution to fund the government all the way through september. [cheers and applause] our government -- our government is no longer living month to month. we're now living six 340s to six months. [laughter] what is not to like about that? >> buried deep within the pages of that bill is a controversial piece of legislation that would keep the federal government from banning the sale of genetically modified foods. >> jon: what the -- wait -- what? who is responsible for that senator popping j. cornarms? [laughter] i want you guys to all be ready for this next one and let me apologize in advance. you know he is a retired kernel. [laughter] [cheers and applause] it's okay, i'll let myself out. it doesn't keep the federal government from banning the genetically modified foods but if there's a court challenge or injunction on the selling of foods, the department of agriculture has to allow a company like montsanto, if they w
president obama and also a professor at george washington university. pj crowley, are we heading to any kind of nuclear conflict with north korea here? >> i really don't think so. the bottom line is, north korea is crazy but they're not suicidal. the kim family business, they want that to continue. the kim family reign, they want to continue. so they'll make a lot of noise. but i don't think that they're going to jump off the cliff. >> we're seeing that the u.s. has been sending a missile defense system to guam. clearly some military activity. at what point should the united states consider some kind of military attack, all be it from a defensist standpoint if we can't put up with these saber rattling threats any longer? >> we need to be careful there. the last time the united states went across the 38th parallel during the korean war it didn't work well for us. china didn't particularly like that action. i mean, really, if we thought they really were at the point where they were going to fire a missile at us and add some prospect of hitting the united states, obviously, you know, taking act
jump protocol and invite the young man to washington for a dinner and sit down and have obama talked to him or the secretary of state man to man. all they can do is say no. all good questions. have you been back to north korea? host: he is gone. sorry about that. as our calller looked across, he would have found north of rio was probably more prosperous than self reappear yen since that time, south korea has become a success story. north korea is still back in the time warp of 1965. so it is different on the korean peninsula now than it did then. i think that obviously has an impact on the situation we're dealing with. i do not know whether kim jong- un speaks english. i do not think others have met him. i suppose he studied english at least during the brief time he was in school in switzerland. i would not be surprised if he knows some english. question of china providing what north korea needs actually needs to be turned around. i think many of us think that china has been too indulgent of north korea and so willing to provide food, fuel, and other kinds of assistance that it has e
, greta. >> is the obama administration -- i read the front page of the washington post, above the fold, are they seeking to relax the lending requirement, urging banks to once again lend to people with weak credit? >> weak might not be the right word. they are encouraging people to people with good credit, 600, 650 scores. what's been happening, that lending hasn't happened. if you have fantastic credit, you can get a loan and the housing market is coming back. but the people in the middle range are having a harder time. if you don't have 20%, they are having a harder time. they are trying to get the housing market going stronger. >> do they want have fear in when i read the article, i thought -- we are not doing this again isn't problem is that when you bury people with debt, who can't carry it, they are doing at this time debt services, spending their mon oat debt service, they are not going to rev up the economy because they don't have the money to buy the toaster. and if they get over their heads and their houseses are underwater, they can't move to get a job if they lose a job bec
: joining us now from washington is bob johnson. so, here is what i don't understand. 93% of african-americans voted for president obama last november. even though black employment is so high. why? >> well, i think first of all, african-americans have immense pride in president obama as a president. they see it as a major accomplishment in this country and embracing an african-american leader. and they are positive and hopeful, probably, more than anything else, that his leadership will make their lives better. >> bill: all right. but it didn't turn out that way. i mean he had four years to improve the black unemployment rate. and it's not improving. so, you are saying that african-american community en masse is voting on hope. they hope it's going to get better but it certainly hasn't gotten better. >> yeah. i would say, bill, that african-americans hang under ts unemployment problem, this gap for over 50 years if you look at the bureau of labor statistics. >> i have them here. >> african-american unemployment has been double that of white people for over 40 years. >> bill: let me g
perez has come from washington, dc, to give welcoming remarks here at this summit. tom perez is the assistant attorney general of the civil rights division in washington, dc, he was nominated for that position by president obama and sworn in in october of 2009 and we are all the lucky -- we are all very lucky that that happened in october of 2009. tom has spent his entire career in public service and on protecting the civil rights of our most vulnerable people. tom actually joined the civil rights division as a young lawyer and while he was there he prosecuted some of the most significant cases in the country. lawyers in the civil rights division get fanned out to places in the country to handle cases in mississippi and alabama and california and all over and tom was one of those people. he was sent to texas to handle a very significant hate crime case when he was a young lawyer that involved a gang of white supremacists that went on a killing spree and ended up shooting 3 people and killing one when he was a young lawyer working in the civil rights division. he later se
of important stories to get you. i am generally. jon: i am jon scott. grumblings in washington as president obama begins the second day of fundraising. during a denver police academy yesterday before heading west. he attends private events today in california in hopes of helping democrats win back the house of representatives and hold onto the senate in next year's midterm elections. watchdogs are blasting the president for taking part after promising campaign-finance reform during his first term. ed henry is live from the white house. does this suggest that the president can work with congress right now? >> it has been getting earlier for both cards as they try to fight it out. he had two events last night, two events today, the president. law-enforcement officials, talking about gun control, saying that he wanted to work with republicans to find common sense and common ground on some of these gun-control measures. that sounds like a contradiction, although the white house spokesmen insist that raising money for democrats will also work for republicans and that is not appropriate. >> to do
. we are not in washington so we don't get many opportunities. it is fun, he is coming by our house. >> president obama is now a few blocks from here at the home that are democratic power players hosting a brunch at $35 ,000 a plate and then a lunch reception, a $5,000 plate luncheon but $10,000 if you want your picture taken with the president. the president's scheduled to leave the bay area here about 1:00 o'clock. we are live in atherton for abc7 news. >> the president has been facing backlash over the latest fundraisers. critics acouple him of crying to cozy up to the rich and seeking to raise their taxes. the supporters say it is time the country get as clear vision of what the president is trying to do. >> it is about time the country comes together over creating jobs and the people who do the jobs and not be fighting over dividing the country which is the message that is coming out of obama and what he is trying to do, i believe, is show respect for those who are building new companies and building a new economy and will help us be strong in the future. >> the president is sc
crisis escalates. >> the obama plan, at least for now, as he comes to california is to take precautions but grant no concessions. live in washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. >> steve, thank you so much for the update. >>> and governor jerry brown is on his way to china next week hoping to bring billions to new investments for the state. california is china's third largest trading partner. the top exports? computers, electronics and scrap. the governor will encourage tourism and greenhouse gas productions. they will open a privately funded state trade-off in shanghai, as well. >>> and a disturbing video going viral. today, rutger's university firing their basketball coach. the decision came after this video surfaced showing mike rice, physically and verbally abusing his players during practice. in a statement, the university said they did discipline rice when they first discovered the video last fall and forced him to attend anger management. but the video went viral, and angered many in the rutgers community and across the area. his actions shocked the fellow players an
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today. >>> one more note from washington. a sign of solidarity from the president to furloughed federal workers. president obama says he will give back 5% of his salary. mr. obama makes $400,000 a year so he'll be returning about $20,000 to the treasury department. the white house says obama will personally write a check to the treasury. >>> all right, time to check the weather across the nation. savannah, jacksonville and tallahassee can expect a wet day. pleasant in the southwest. a new storm system brings heavy rain to seattle and san francisco. >> temperatures in the northeast in the 50s. average for this time of year but still colder than usual in the upper midwest with fargo in the mid-30s. chilly in dallas as well as the high near 55. >>> coming up, exciting news for techies as apple ready to revolutionize your living room. >>> a big announcement for facebook ready to unveil its latest project. but this one you won't see on your own facebook page. >>> the injured college basketball star with an uplifting message and the incredible thing he said while being rushed into surgery. we
's in your wallet? lou: the obama administration under increasing fire for how this handling the sequester cuts according to the "washington post" thousands of cancer patients are being denied treatment for cancer clinics all across the country because of sequester cuts to medicare. the administration blaming republicans for sequester but the clinics aren't buying that. they say the obama administration has chosen to oppose the cuts and expensive chemotherapy drugs instead of on the surface side they could absorb the cuts or make do with fewer nurses and that coming from the cancer clinics themselves. more outrageous ways to taxpayer dollars, weekly standard senior vomiting this program rewarded more than $420,000 grant to indiana university to study the correct use of condoms. the research we are told has been completed. scientist have not released those long-awaited findings, but a government website confirms the study did not result in the creation of a single job. hundreds of fast food workers in new york walked off their jobs calling for higher wages and the power to organize a union.
us now from washington ace reporters carl cameron and james rosen. how seriously, rosen, is the obama administration taking this north korea deal? i mean, these people really can't do much damage. they can invade south korea. they will get their butt kicked, right? >> well, they can inflict a lot of damage. they don't have the missile technology to strap one of their nuclear weapons to a missile and hit our shores, but the bottom line to answer your question is u.s. officials take it very seriously. both, a, because they have nuclear weapons. they have an army of over a million men. we have 28,000 troops stationed in south korea and also this is a cash starved regime that has never met a missile or nuclear technology that it didn't want to or try to sell. proliferation is is a big concern. i have talked, bill, to the guys that have actually dealt face-to-face with the north koreans, we don't have diplomatic relations with the north koreans, but we do have something called the new york channel which operates through the auspices of the u.n. in new york. i have talked to the guys who ha
a overlooking. >> chris: no doubt. [ laughter ] >> i just have to get that in. obama runs in 2008 as a man who is going to change our politics. he is only going to implement new ideas. he is going to change the way washington works. and the essence of the corruption he was attacking was the money. so, number one, in 2008, he is the first who refuses public financing for his campaign. he raises a billion dollars. and now what he is doing, he is campaigning, look where he is in the third of the month in the second term, if there is ever a time in the 8 years when you would relax on the money and try to govern, it would be at this point. what he has done completely in contradiction to what he promised as a candidate in 2008, he institutionalized the permanent campaign. evidence is out there raising money at the beginning of the second term when he ought to be here working on the budget on sequester and all these other issues. but now he is the essence of exactly the system that he denounced and he promised he would messianicly redeem. >> chris: let me ask you about that marah and then we will go
get the check. who want to make sure it happens. president obama is pushing for everyone to own a home, even if they cannot afford it. no one in washington learned the lessons of the housing crisis. for more let's bring in lou dobbs. lou, this is one of our favorite topics the -- >> of favorite topic. he combines two of those old adages. the government is here to help and the check is in the mail. i think in the incense of the fha and this call by the obama administration for them to lower their credit standards, it is almost incomprehensible that this demonstration, no matter -- suppose no one is more critical of this a administration and i am, but even i am stunned by the stupidity of the statement. we are just coming out of the worst economic crisis since the depression. it is certainly without any qualification whatsoever the fault of the agency's that permitted this securitization of mortgages. and they're at it again five years out from the death of the crisis. the. gerri: the administration say we will let holder fee to the fire of these people go belly up. the government is so
debate on gun reform, president obama is looking for support outside of washington d.c. yesterday at a police academy not far from the site of last year's theater shooting in colorado, the president focused on universal background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed and nothing to do with the facts. but feeds into the suspicion about government. if there are any folks who are out there right now who are gun owners and you've been hearing that someone has taken away your guns, get the facts. we're not proposing gun registration system. we're proposing background checks for criminals. >> one of the most fascinating parts of the speech was when he talked about michelle saying if i lived in a rural area and i lived on a farm, i would want a gun in my house. he was talking about this is not about keeping guns away from people. michelle was talking to the president. the president by extension understan
greatly. >> certainly president obama is trying to get the ball back in his court, so to speak, having the fire needed around the country and in washington, d.c. to move on some type of legislation for gun violence reform in this country. as we used president obama as an example, and americans see the first ever african-american president, does that give people a reason to think that we truly do live in a post racial america when we really don't? >> certainly, some people have tried to make that argument. i think when we looked at how our country, some part of our country reacted, we saw the rise of the tea party and frankly, the most vocal profane element of the tea party out there. it reminded people that we can't be post racial until we're post racism. we can't be post racial as long as people are showing up to rallies when they put the white back in the white house. and we as a country, i think all ultimately, most of us yearn to be that one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. tragedy is, my daughter is 7. she thinks per where she lives. our job as grown-ups is to
have amnesia. the obama administration now urging banks to make more home loans available to people with weak credit. wait a minute, isn't that what caused the housing crash in the first place? a washington economics columnist and author of the new book, "central bankers and a world on fire". welcome. >> thanks, greta. >> greta: tell me is the obama administration i read the front page, are they seeking to relax the lending requirements and urging banks to once again lend to people with weak credit. >> weak might not be the right word. but not weak, but okay, 600, fico scores. if you have fantastic credit you can get a loan the housing market is coming back, but people in the middle range are having harder time. and they're trying to push more money into the housing market and trying to get the housing market going stranger. >> all right, do they not have some fear, i mean, when i read the article, you know, i thought, we're not doing this again. because you know, the problem with this, when you bury people with debt who can't carry it. they're doing the debt services and spending t
and "the washington post" says it might be a strong political move. let me quote "the washington post." by taking a volunteer cut in his own pay, no matter the size or amount, president obama is forcing the sequester back into the news and back to people's minds at least for a day or two. >> i think it could backfire, though, because what the president wants the sequester to be appealed. he thinks the cuts are too draconian and by taking his own pay cut it sort of implies, hey, look, we're all going to take these cuts. it sort of implants the sequester as not something that is going to be repealed. >> angela, you're nodding your head. you don't agree with that? >> i don't agree with that. it wasn't just the president but it was attorney general holder and secretary hagel and secretary kerry. i think what they are saying is these are tough but we don't want the hardworking americans that are in these regular government jobs to be suffering the most from the sequester. >> what it has not been is any republicans. i want to see when they are going to take a cut because they caused the cut
until 2009. >> i ran for president because i thought we needed big changes and i do think in washington it is a little like "american idol," except everybody is simon cowell. >> president obama decided he should hang with jay one more time when he was once again a presidential candidate, this time running for re-election. >> what is a cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. if you have a case. the main cure, make sure you vote. >> joining me by phone, the man that spoke with jay leno about today's news, bill carter, national media reporter for "the new york times." bill, you spoke to jay and the story that you've written on it indicates this sounds like an orderly transition. >> that's what they're going for for sure. they have been through a lot of disorderly transitions in their history, and they were leaning the same direction until they got it sort of back on track in the past ten days. basically, jay agreeing to do it, the only way to make a transition work is for the outgoing host to decide yes, it is time for him to leave, same with johnny carson, c
of working with the republicans now in charge there mr. obama's aides feel house republicans especially the tea party wing are largely responsible for the gridlock in washington. the president says he can best move the country forward by helping make nancy pelosi speaker again. open government advocates say he should lead the effort to reduce the role of money in elections like he has called for. >> we're not, you know, at least common cause is not saying he should disarm and not doing that as i said, that is the game right now how it's played. we would like to see the rules of the game changed. and for president obama as the president to stand up and start pushing for some of these reforms to change the way we pay for politics. >> president is committed to 14 fundraisers for house and senate democrats this year and probably more next year. jon? >> wendell goler, thanks. >> the feds predict their could soon be thousands of surveillance drones patrolling the u.s. now a designer claims his clothing can protect you from those eyes in the sky. he calls it stealth wear. this is the full body
here in washington over the last couple of days now. you know, you've seen the obama administration, you've seen the pentagon take a very public stance really challenge the north koreans verbally and then the north koreans have ratcheted up. and there's a lot of concern that everybody's just amping up, you know, and it's pretty much going to slip out of control if everybody doesn't take a deep breath and step back. today, the administration, the pentagon, very much doing that making the decision that they will ratchet back on their rhetoric. not necessarily pull back on any of these military moves, but ratchet back the public rhetoric and hope that they can cool down this whole thing. >> all right. barbara, thanks so much. barbara starr there. >>> get more perspective on what is happening in north korea, the abilities as well as intentions in ramping up this aggressive posturing, an expert from columbia university, thanks for joining us. what do you think of the pentagon and change in posture that they're going to be stepping back from the rhetoric. do you think that's a good idea?
far. according to the "wall street journal," the obama administration has decided to turn down the volume. white house correspondent dan lothian live from washington on that part of the story for us this morning. dan, this report reveals that the administration has a game plan for showing military force, but it also says the white house is now dialing back. why? >> reporter: well, you're right. i mean, the report talks about sort of this playbook, if you will, that has specific steps that was signed off on by the administration. essentially, the u.s. flexing its muscles to try to turn down the temperature, not only in north korea but also in the region there. but this report pointing out that the steps that the u.s. has taken may have been more provocative, may have pushed and provoked this new leader, kim jong-un, more than intended, so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind that the u.s. presence has been increasing in the region in recent weeks starting back on march 8th when the u.s. flew b-52s as part of what was described as a routine mission. then about 2 1
in on facebook. ,/c-span.cp,/ -- editor of the nationa nation magazine on how the obama administration is handling gun control and other issues. also i conversation on growing --ed -- growing diced the growing diabetes. and the food and health correspondent at npr. washington journal is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> now joining us to continue our discussion on the situation ,n korea, michele flournoy former defense undersecretary for the obama administration. certain in that capacity from 2009 until 2012. , are wey flournoy mobilizing for war? no, absolutely not. what you're seeing is a regular exercise we hold a most every year. i think there is a desire on the part of the administration to signal our strong support and close ties to south korea and so forth. if anything, right now everybody thes to try to turn down tensions. >> are these tensions different than in the past? >> they are and they aren't. seen cycles of provocation before from north korea, both from the previous leader in the previous leader before that. what is new this time is that we have a new, young, inex
of hurricane sandy. he is demanding the obama administration impose stricter guidelines. but an aide pledges that tighter controls will be placed on spending for hurricane sandy relief. while making sure people who really need the money get it. jeff zeleny, abc news, washington. >>> all right. the lu lu lemon executive responsible for those revealing workout pants is now out of a job. the extremely sheer yoga pants were taken off the market. the chief product officer will leave her job at lululemon as a result. pulling the pants could cost the retailer $40 million. >> two cousins who have the same birthday all most off to the minute thanks to a brotherly bond. >> they became fathers the very same time and the very same day at the very same hospital. david pierre and his wife went into labor and rushed to the hospital. he texted his brother to see how his wife was doing. >> it turns out that nicholas and his wife were already there. both babies were early. one by a day. the other by nine days. coincidentally, the doctor delivered babies for a set of sisters earlier in the week. >> should be a
reliant on the judicial branch to do things. i will read an excerpt from the "washington post" which says giving liberals a greatser say on the d.c. circuit court is posh for obama as he looks for ways to sir kim event the polarized house. do you agree with that?circumved house. do you agree with that? >> to actually do their jobs. that's actually evidenced by the nominees that the president has put forward. so if you actually look at just the three most recent circuit court judges that the president has successfully gotten through the confirmation process in the senate, all three of those, all three of those now judges had to wait more than 250 days for their vote. but once they actually got a vote, they got more than 87 votes each. so this is not a matter of putting ideological people on the bench. this is a matter of putting qualified people who have bipartisan support on the bench in place, to do their jobs and to fulfill their responsibilities that federal judges all across the country have, which is to make sure that justice is served in a timely fashion. >> josh does bring up a goo
to president obama's 2009 address before congress. >> and $140 million for something called volcano monitoring. instead of monitoring volcanos, what congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in washington, d.c. >> that guy. of course, about a month and a half later, there was a massive volcano eruption in alaska, but the persistent attacks have a real and destructive effect. this is what's happening to basic research funding. it's getting cut. the national science foundation national institutes of health are all suffering cuts from the sequester. republicans, led by senator tom coburn, even managed to smuggle an outrageous piece of language that instructs the director of the national science foundation that political sign research can only be funded if it is certified to promote national security or the economic interests of the united states. in other words, a rank bit of micromanaging by a few committed demagogues in the united states senate of the research agenda of academics. one of the things i admire and have truly learned from the conservative intellectual tradition is a
-un, would be san diego, washington, d.c., hawaii, and austin. >> i'm confident president obama is taking a stand. he's our president. i'm confident that the american people will rally behind him. this is a point of unification. this is a defining point in america's history. people need to understand what the north korean threat is. it's perhaps the fifth largest force in the world. they have chemical, nuclear, biological, and nerve weapons. in the event of an attack on seoul, hundreds of thousands of people would die very, very quickly. we have moved missile systems to guam, the most important american base in the pacific. and so the white house is now looking at what they need to be doing, perhaps they've calculated or miscalculated in the past. but there needs to be an understanding on fox and every news network and every newspaper that this is an adversary, that these people want to kill americans. now, some would say, well, this is about money. this is about foreign aid. this is about propping them up. this is about giving them food and fuel. it may be in the end. but the united stat
of violence days after from returning to march in washington d.c. for the inaugural parade for barack obama. we bring her forward because even at the national mall as the space of healing, the symbolic justice granted for those of us can only be guaranteed further with further forms of action beyond the maps of the boundaries to carry forward through tragedy and transformation we say the names of michael eric dyson and scholars and leaders have taught me and so many others so much about intellectual inquiry expose the head and a heart in zero ways between people. to the 250,000 attendees of the march whose names we don't know well enough, we hope to know more of you. we want to hear your stories and we want to be able to record them and to seek them out as our history as well as our pathway for work. -- forward. finally leonard freed whose photographs confirmed a profound duty and historical significance of the cabinet -- gathering with action and democratic transformation in his memory and with photographs to inform our future we say his name name, leonard freed come and express our gratit
hope that this is an example to the rest of the nation. certainly to our leaders in washington, who seem so deeply divided about an issue such as universal background checks, where the country is not divided itself. >> connecticut acts as president obama is out west today, trying to pressure congress to act. >> this is not easy. and i'll be blunt, a lot of members of congress, this is tough for them. because those who are opposed to any form of legislation, legislation affecting guns, they're very well organized and they're very well financed. but it can be done if enough voices are heard. >> joining me this hour, mark kelly, who with his wife, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, has become a leading voice for tighter gun laws across the nation. >>> countering the threats, the u.s. sends new missile defenses to guam as north korea deploy as medium-range missile to its coast. we're live with richard engel. >>> and horroring courageous women. and happy anniversary to us. join us as we celebrate our five years of "andrea mitchell reports." >> some of the responsibility for the gr
in government policy. monday, washington base investment firm hype securities had a report predicting the obama administration would reverse course op big spending cuts that would have hit health insurers. they skyrocketed by 8.5%, a half hour later. the government announced the change in policy the report predicted. while the incident is throwing a spotlight on the controversial political intelligence industry, today's report by the investigative arm of congress concludeed the area is murky saying, quote, the prevalence of the sale of political intelligence is not known and therefore difficult to quantify. while currently little prevents lobbyists and washington insiders from gathering information, top congress could supplement existing gyps and laws to create stricter regulation. melissa: the washington post traveled the 1700 mile route and wrote about the experience in the recently published e-book, and, steve, what inspired you to do this? >> well, just seemed like a good way to bring this object to life rather than sit here and talk about whether or not this piece of paper was going to be
. president obama announced he'll return 5% of the salary in support of federal workers who will be furloughed. 5% is off the 400,000 take home pay equals $20,000. joining us from washington, d.c., what say you about this, mr. moore? >> great to be with you. look, it's a smart political move by the president. he was coming under attack from a lot of republicans for not being, you know, susceptible to same cut in salary that federal workers are, and i think this is a shrewd political move. members of congress should take a 5% cut. i'd permanently cut that pay by 5%. just in terms of fairness, and i hate to use that word, but i think it's a very good policy. dagen: in terms of the political momentum, how much does he get? when you say "shrewd," i think it means we'd have long lasting impact on the political pop pew particularity, think it will? >> maybe. it's a small gesture, but important. i applaud him for it. i'm not saying he's doing this for political reasons. i think he does feel kind of a brotherhood with the federal employees, and, look, i live in washington, d.c., people on my street ar
back. the time is by 40 5:00 a.m.size 40 5:00 a.me gusty in certain spots. >> president obama is waking up in the bay area this morning. he has to fund raisers evens later this morning and atherton and then he will depart for washington d.c. just before 2 this afternoon. facebook >> facebook has an announcement that will be making. this will be it ran by age 80 see. theyhtc. >> the time is 5:46 a.m.. we will now go to our forecast. >> iran continues to push north and you concede that heavy as rang out and fairfield in concord. santa rosa is also picking up some heavy rain. we will see steady rain intensity for the next couple of hours. after that the heavy rain will turn to spotty showers and we do keep the potential for a pop up shower as we head into the afternoon. we could actually see sunshine as we head into the afternoon. i do want to focus on storm tracker 4. heavy rain right now for ocean beach and the richmond district. there is just some light rain for those of you drive along market street heading to the downtown area. heavy rain is for daly city. the winds have picked up in
in a show of military might. dan lothian is live from washington. we're hearing this headline, dan, but at the same time we're also learning from the obama administration they have this so-called playbook for north korea. >> that's right. that was first reported by the "wall street journal" now independently confirmed by cnn that there was this playbook whereby the north korea did one thing, then the u.s. would react in a certain way. now there's this concern though, according to one official that perhaps they may have pushed north korea's leader too far. so they're dialing things back just a bit. keep in mind over the last several weeks the u.s. really has been beefing up its presence in the region. twice last month the u.s. said b-52 bombers that fly over south korea as part of what we are told is a routine mission. there were navy ships sent to the region and then just yesterday, of course, we find out that this missile defense system will be sent to guam. a lot of concern because many u.s. officials really don't know kim jong-un. they believe that he is unpredictable. perhaps c
and defense policy to speak today about you is a lot -- policy and president obama's second term. for those of you who don't know us well, it is a global think tank with our mother ship in london and here in washington and singapore. those offices grew out of the dialogue that the institutes have pioneered over the past decade. these two also publishes survival, the annual military balance, the 2013 edition of which, was launched last week and the book series, some of which are on display in the back. this office is a critical part of that broader network. we see to bring a global perspective to washington and bring washington's perspective to a sometimes skeptical audience. it is a membership organization for those who aren't members could find information at the back or on our website. enough about us. we're here to hear from frank. his potion at deputy assistance secretary, frank is responsible for key issues in defense and military response policy. he held various positions in the u.s. house of represents on the house committee on intelligence and in the offices of to the secretary of d
advisor to president obama, valerie jarrett, spoke about her role in the white house and limited politics. her remarks are part of the atlantic's women in washington series. this is just under an hour. >> thank you, elizabeth and terry, thank you very much. and all of you for being here. thank you, valerie. i will tell you about a couple things about valerie before we get started. because we want to dive in. full disclosure. valerie and i used to work together. we worked on the first obama presidential campaign and as you heard i worked in the white house. but know i get a chance to ask her all the questions i always wanted to ask. valerie is senior advisor to president obama. she oversees the white house office of public engagement, a very important office for the president and head of council on women and girls. she was a senior official in many capacities in the city of chicago and was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. she also was, is a lawyer and practiced in a couple law firms. has gone from law to private business, government, different levels and now to the very,
for miscalculations. >> host: we are spending most of this morning's "washington journal" talking about north korea. we are talking with michele flournoy and former defense undersecretary for policy. she worked for the obama administration. coming up next, we will be talking with an ambassador who served in south korea. .. to strike potentially, and our base infrastructure in the region. they have a lot of hardware. i think the estimates are that there are elements of the ground forces that are ready but that they would have difficulty in terms of logistics and sustainment in any kind of prolonged conflict. i don't think anyone believes that they would ultimately be successful or they to launch aggression. the problem is even if they were defeated ultimately by the south koreans with the united states and others in support of, there are very high casualties on both sides and obviously no one wants to see that. >> this is a chart and it shows different sites in north korea, underground nuclear test sites. it has missile sites come suspected kunkel weapons sites. what's our intelligence about this ar
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